Good news! Sarah's back, I've fixed the bath, the stomach bug has helped me lose 3kg and the in-laws have volunteered to look after their grandchildren for a few days! (Fools).
Yes, I have almost a week without children. Time to get all those jobs done around the house I've been meaning to do for five years or so. You know, like cleaning the fridge. Think of all I could achieve - landscape the garden, finish writing that novel, get my PC to work properly, redecorate the bedrooms, create my own range of housedad-themed toys (Stay-at-Home Steve, anyone?), dig my own cellar, invent bouncy cheese, do my tax return early - the possibilities are endless.
Ach, who am I kidding? I've already moved the armchair into the centre of the lounge, fired-up the gadgets and shoved all the toys out of sight.
Well, almost all the toys:
I'm going to lie around in my pyjamas, watching DVDs, playing games and growing a beard. Don't expect to hear from me until the middle of next week.
Hope you're doing OK and you get a chance for a break over the summer as well. Regards to Liz, Sam and bump.
Yours in a woman's world,
PS Exactly how waterproof is duct tape, anyway?